The cloud was tailor built for aspiring companies to create innovative
internet based applications and solutions. Whether you’re a garage startup
with very little capital or a Fortune 1000 company, the ability to quickly
setup, deliver, and iterate on new products is key to capturing market and
mind share. And if you can capture that share and go viral, having resiliency
and infinite scale at your finger tips is great peace of mind.
Cost avoidance Time to market Scalability
Here’s a sketch of how a basic Software as a Service solution might be
Web Role – this hosts the core web application. Each web role will host an
instance of the software and as the user base grows, additional roles can be
spun up to meet demand. Access Control – this service is essential to
managing user identity. It’s backed by a full blown implementati... (more)
Enterprises are more and more dependent on their specialized internal Line of
Business (LOB) applications than ever before. Naturally, the more software
they leverage on-premises, the more infrastructure they need manage. It’s
frequently the case that our customers simply can’t scale up their hardware
purchases and operational staff as fast as internal demand for software
requires. The result is that getting new or enhanced applications in the
hands of business users becomes slower and more expensive every day.
Being able to quickly deliver applications in a rapidly changing busin... (more)
A while back, mashups were all the rage. The idea was to compose solutions
that provided aggregation and integration across applications and services to
make information more available, useful, and personal. Mashups ushered in the
era of Web 2.0 in all it’s socially connected goodness. They taught us that
to be successful, we needed to add web service APIs to our web applications.
Web and client based mashups met with great success and have evolved even
further with the introduction of the internet connected smartphone. Nothing
is more available, useful, or personal than our smart... (more)
In this release of the training kit we have delivered 41 HOLs covering a wide
variety of bug fixes and screen shot updates for Visual Studio 2012.
We now have 35 Presentations with new content surrounding Windows Azure SQL
Database, SQL Federation, Reporting and Data Sync (4) as well as Security &
Identity (1); and Building Scalable, Global, and Highly Available Web Apps
Head over to http://aka.ms/WATK and download it now!
Since publishing my Windows Azure Cookbook series, I’ve received a number
of requests to update the reference architecture diagram for the platform to
include the features in the June release. Here my latest version of the
(Click on it to get a larger version suitable for printing.)
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